CEOs, Business Groups Condemn Trump Protesters

Editor’s note: This same cast of characters was either silent when Black Lives Matter and Antifa laid waste to America’s cities in 2020 — or openly supportive of their violent insurrections through moral and/or financial backing.

(FOXBusiness) Business leaders from Wall Street to Silicon Valley joined trade groups across the nation in calling for an end to the protests and violence on Capitol Hill in response to Congress’ certification process of Electoral College votes.

The National Guard, working with local law enforcement, remained on the scene Wednesday evening.

“I strongly condemn the violence in our nation’s capital. This is not who we are as a people or a country. We are better than this,” JPMorgan Chase chairman and CEO Jamie Dimon wrote in a statement Wednesday.

“Our elected leaders have a responsibility to call for an end to the violence, accept the results, and, as our democracy has for hundreds of years, support the peaceful transition of power. Now is the time to come together to strengthen our exceptional union.”

Blackstone CEO and longtime Trump ally Stephen Schwarzman was “shocked and horrified” at the “mob’s attempt to undermine our constitution” and is calling for a peaceful transition of power.

“The insurrection that followed the President’s remarks today is appalling and an affront to the democratic values we hold dear as Americans,” Schwarzman said in a statement to FOX Business. “As I said in November, the outcome of the election is very clear and there must be a peaceful transition of power.”

The Business Roundtable, a trade group representing 15 million U.S. employees and $7 trillion in U.S. revenues led by Walmart CEO Doug McMillon, called the protests “the result of unlawful efforts to overturn the legitimate results of a democratic election,” and urged elected officials, including President Trump, to “put an end to the chaos and to facilitate the peaceful transition of power.”

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